Ramchaura Mandir – Temple from Ramayana Times – in the city of Hajipur, Bihar.

Ramchaura Mandir is one of the very famous temples located in the city of Hajipur, Bihar.

About Shri Ramchaura Mandir

Dedicated to Lord Rama, it is located at Rambhadra near Helabazar, Hajipur and is one of the must visit temples if you are in the city.

As per local legend, people say that this temple have been in existence since Ramayana period and Lord Rama is believed to have visited this place on his way to Janakpur.

This is the place where his footprints are visible and worshiped.

The Ramchaura Mandir has tradition of celebrating Rama Navami, the birth anniversary of Rama, every year.

A small fair is also organised on the eve of Rama Navami which is very popular in the region and lakhs of people visit this fair each year.

Archeological Evidence of Shri Ramchaura Mandir

During excavation there are many objects and artifacts which were found at the site.

Archeological objects excavated from Ramchaura are kept at the Patna Museum.

Chaura is a Bhojpuri language word which means orchid and Ramchaura Mandir refers to the orchid which was visited by Lord Rama.

Presiding Deity

The presiding deity of the Ramchaura Mandir is ‘Lord Rama’.

Rama Navami is celebrated with full zeal and enthusiasm at this temple and is one of the most important festivals to be celebrated here.

It is a the festival, to celebrate the birth of Lord Rama.

Lord Rama is the 7th incarnation of the Dashavatara of Vishnu. The SreeRama Navami festival falls in the Shukla Paksha on the Navami, the ninth day of the month of Chaitra in the Hindu calendar.

Thus it is also known as Chaitra Masa Shuklapaksha Navami, and marks the end of the nine-day Chaitra-Navratri celebrations.

Significance of a Ramchaura Mandir

Lord Shri Rama was the legendary king of Ayodhya. It is said that during his childhood days he visited this place and had got his Mundan done here.

Mundan is a ceremony where the head hair is shaven first time in a persons life.

The temple hence was made on his footprints and this place has great religious value for the Hindus.

This footprint is at the altitude of 45 mts from ground. Bael (Aegle marmelos) is taken as prashad on the eve of Rama Navami.

“Bari Sangat” and “Chhoti Sangat” is also situated near this pious place. During ancient period many Saints, Mahatmas and Yogi used to visit these “Sangats” and offered prayer.

A popular fair is also organised here on the occasion of Rama Navami every year.

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